SAI Global offers livestock producers a wide range of schemes and standards to help them market their products.
Red Tractor Farm Assurance (RTFA)
Organic Farmers and Growers
Retail Specific Standards
Quality British Turkey (QBT)
The standards are designed to encompass and, in parts exceed the requirements of exsisting legislations and codes of practice.
SAI Global's Beef and Lamb Scheme allows you to demonstrate that standards of husbandry and animal welfare on your farm meets nationally agreed levels of best practice, and gives an assurance to the consumers that the product is safe and traceable. Abattoirs and retailers and increasingly specifying Beef and Lamb must be from an assured farm. The standard also covers environmental protection, medicine use and feed.
Defra - Protecting our Water, Soil and Air (2009)
A Code of Good Agricultural Practice for farmers, growers and land managers:
Defra - Cattle Movement Controls and Surveillance Strenthened to Tackle Bovine TB
Code of Recommendation for the Welfare of Livestock: Cattle (where relevant):
Defra - Sheep Movement and EID
Code of Recommendation for the Welfare of Livestock: Sheep (where relevant):
NaTCSO Leaflet: ‘Security of fertiliser storage on farms’:
Assured Food Standards Industry Code of Practice for On-farm Feeding:
Below are links to some relevant sites:
Assured British Meat (ABM)
National Farmers Union
National Beef Association
National Sheep Association
Livestock Auctioneers Association
Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor)
DEFRA - Environmental (Go here for Air/Soil/Water Publications)